Originally created 08/30/98

Best selling books



Hardcover fiction

1. Rainbow Six, by Tom Clancy (Putnam)

2. I Know This Much Is True, by Wally Lamb (HarperCollins)

3. The First Eagle, by Tony Hillerman (HarperCollins)

4. Summer Sisters, by Judy Blume (Delacorte)

5. Point of Origin, by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam)

6. Message in a Bottle, by Nicholas Sparks (Warner)

7. Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden (Knopf)

8. A Widow for One Year, by John Irving (Random House)

9. Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding (Viking)

10. A Night Without Armor, by Jewel Kilcher (HarperCollins)

11. Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier (Atlantic Monthly)

12. The Street Lawyer, by John Grisham (Doubleday)

13. Moon Music, by Faye Kellerman (Morrow)

14. Low Country, by Anne Rivers Siddons (HarperCollins)

15. The Klone and I, by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)

Nonfiction

1. Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom (Doubleday)

2. The Day Diana Died, by Christopher Andersen (Morrow)

3. Sugar Busters!, by Steward, Bethea, Andrews and Balart (Ballantine)

4. A Pirate Looks at Fifty, by Jimmy Buffett (Random House)

5. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, by Suze Orman (Random House)

6. The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko (Longstreet)

7. In the Meantime, by Iyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster)

8. Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt (Scribner)

9. Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover, by Marilu Henner with Laura Morton (ReganBooks)

10. A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson (Broadway)

11. Mars and Venus Starting Over, by John Gray (HarperCollins)

12. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, by John Gray (HarperCollins)

13. A Monk Swimming, by Malachy McCourt (Hyperion)

14. Winning Every Day, by Lou Holtz (HarperBusiness)

15. Citizen Soldiers, by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster)

Mass-market paperbacks

1. The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks (Warner Vision)

2. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, by Robert C. Atkins (Avon)

3. She's Come Undone, by Wally Lamb (Pocket)

4. The Best Laid Plans, by Sidney Sheldon (Warner)

5. The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger (Harper)

6. How Stella Got Her Groove Back, by Terry McMillan (Signet)

7. Rising Tides, by Nora Roberts (Jove)

8. Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (Anchor)

9. Raven (The Orphans), by V.C. Andrews (Pocket)

10. Petals on the River, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (Avon)

11. Protein Power, by Michael R. Eades, M.D. and Mary Dan Eades, M.D. (Bantam)

12. Unnatural Exposure, by Patricia Cornwell (Berkley)

13. Detective, by Arthur Hanley (Berkley)

14. Reign in Hell, by William Diehl (Ballantine)

15. The Grilling Season, by Diane Mott Davidson (Bantam)

Trade paperbacks

1. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells (HarperPerennial)

2. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... and It's All Small Stuff, by Richard Carlson (Hyperion)

3. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, by Canfield, Hansen and Kirberger (HCI)

4. The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy (HarperPerennial)

5. Little Altars Everywhere, Rebecca Wells (HarperCollins)

6. Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes (Broadway)

7. Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer (Doubleday/Anchor)

8. The Beanie Baby Handbook, 1998 Edition, by Les and Sue Fox (West Highland Publishing)

9. D-Day: June 6, 1944, by Stephen E. Ambrose (S&S/Touchstone)

10. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff With Your Family, by Richard Carlson (Hyperion)

11. Brain Droppings, by George Carlin (Hyperion)

12. A Child Called 'It,' by Dave Pelzer (HCI)

13. The Color of Water, by James McBride (Riverhead)

14. Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul, by J. Canfield, M. Hansen, M. Becker and C. Kline (HCI)

15. Timequake, by Kurt Vonnegut (Berkley)